Our Team

Meet the People Behind PPC - Pickering Pentecostal Church

 Marie Miller
 Lead Pastor

Marie joined the pastoral staff of Pickering Pentecostal Church as Team Leader in August 2017. An excellent communicator of God’s Word, generating enthusiasm and faith, along with her energetic personality, she appeals to a diverse congregation and touches lives cross-generationally. She has a burning passion for releasing the next generation into their rightful service in the Kingdom of God.

Marie’s former background in the corporate business world, coupled with two decades of ministry experience as an Evangelist are the components that she brings to the Team Leadership of PPC. Her compelling ministry together with the incredibly gifted staff at PPC, will be fused as they reach out to touch lives across Durham. Her vision is to see a Word based, prayer centric community of worshippers reaching inter-generationally, to all types of cultures with the spirit-empowered gospel of Christ, offering hope and a future to all within its reach!


Our Vision:

"To be a Christ-directed church, prayerfully working together to produce a healthy, growing and loving body of believers." - Ephesians 4:15-16


Rob & Ruby Owens Admin, Children's Ministries & OTSM

Ext. 104   rowens@ppclife.ca

Rob & Ruby have been a part of the leadership team at TGP since 1989. They have joyfully served God and His people in a variety of pastoral duties over that course of time. Their desire is to see individuals (kids and adults) become disciples of Jesus Christ through small groups and have a godly influence on others. Rob’s primary responsibilities are with Children's Ministries & Church Financial Administration as well as Outreach Through Sports (OTS). OTS has provided Rob with a unique opportunity to combine ministry with a life-long passion for sports. Along with part-time Children’s Ministry, Ruby’s full-time responsibility is Director at Great Beginnings Childcare Centre. Rob & Ruby have the privilege of parenting three amazing young people!


Jai & Faith-Anne Reid
Associate Pastor

Ext. 105   jreid@ppclife.ca

Jai & Faith-Anne attended PPC as students in Bible College. After 13 years working together on the pastoral staff of Danforth Community Church, they (along with their 3 children) returned to PPC, with Jai joining the Pastoral Leadership Team in 2009 as Associate Pastor with various responsibilities including oversight of discipleship small groups. Jai believes that small groups are the most effective way for each of us to make disciples, fulfill the Great Commission Jesus gave to us, and in turn find the fulfillment in life that God has designed us to experience.


Josh & Alii Livingston,
Youth & Young Adults

Ext. 106   josh@ppclife.ca

Josh and Alii have been a part of the leadership team at Pickering Pentecostal Church since April 2014. Josh serves as the Youth and Young Adults Pastor and has a desire to see people grow to become passionate followers of Jesus. Josh and Alii welcomed their first child, Hendrix, in September 2014 and look forward to the new adventure ahead of them.


James MacKnight
Worship Arts

Ext. 101   jmacknight@ppclife.ca

James joined the team at PPC in July 2015. He desires to see people grow in their knowledge and love of God, and that they would live lives of worship. "Getting to do this through music and the arts is a tremendous privilege! " James believes our corporate worship of God should encompass our entire self - spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically, and that our focus in worship should not be on what we are getting out of our "worship experience," but on the glory God receives as a result of our offering of worship.


Maher & Juhaina Musa 
Arabic Ministry Pastor

Email: lightoflife2009@hotmail.com

Maher & Juhaina started a small group for Arabic-speaking people in their home in 2000. The group outgrew their home, and in the fall of 2007, they began meeting at PPC, with Maher joining the staff in a volunteer capacity.
Maher & Juhaina’s heart is to reach out and make disciples of Arabic-speaking people all throughout Durham region and further.



Cherry Mungal
Executive Secretary  

Ext. 107   Cmungal@ppclife.ca

Cherry Mungal has been a part of the PPC church family since 1992. She has been part of the Pickering Pentecostal Church staff since September 1998 as the Receptionist-Secretary and was promoted in July 2009 to Admin Assistant. Cherry has been and is currently involved in Children’s Ministries as well as Creative Ministries. Her passion is to see Children’s eyes light up with the understanding of who God really is, not just some ”big guy” in the sky, but a dad who loves them no matter what!


Jane Noble
Media Design & Communications (Receptionist)

(Ext. 100) jnoble@ppclife.ca

Jane Noble and her family have been part of PPC since 2002. Prior to coming on staff in 2010, she was a full-time mom leading women’s bible studies, and volunteering in the community and her kids school. She is currently involved in worship ministry and leads a small group. Her passion is to see people grow in understanding of the Word of God and make it practical and relevant in their everyday lives.


Hazel Shanks
Small Groups/Pastoral Assistant

(Ext. 122) HShanks@ppclife.ca

Hazel Shanks and her family have been attending PPC since October 2001. Prior to coming on staff in 2012, Hazel volunteered in the Small Groups and Children’s Ministries and lent her time in the church office as the need arose. Today Hazel serves in the capacity of Pastoral Assistant giving leadership to the Small Groups Ministry and assimilation. Her vision is to help create an environment where a record number of first time guests become fully engaged members of the church. Her desire is for every member or adherent to be fully cared for, and to build meaningful relationships through being engaged in a small group.


Jerry Harbridge
Technical Support Ministries

(Ext. 121) tech@ppclife.ca

Jerry has been a part of PPC since 2011 and came on staff shortly thereafter. With over thirty years in the Pro Audio Visual, and Lighting Industries, he brings a unique dynamic to our technical systems. His design/build, engineering, and consulting experience for everything from A/V to networking control and computer systems to Web Development, Jer - as he likes to be called - is instrumental in proclaiming our message of God's Love and Grace. His love for God and passion for souls is what really defines him... "I am richly blessed to be part of the incredible team here at PPC, if you are longing for fellowship - you just found it."


Nick D'Ingillo
Facility Operations Manager

(Ext. 102) ndingillo@ppclife.ca

Nick joined the PPC team in 2010 as a volunteer custodian, and he was appointed Facility Operations Manager in May 2016. Nick loves to facilitate making disciples at PPC by operating the facility in a welcoming and efficient manner.


Mark Lam
Facility Projects Manager

(Ext. 102) mlam@ppclife.ca

Mark Lam came to Christ and began attending PPC along with his wife Tricia and their three children in 2003. Mark joined the PPC team in 2010. Mark loves to share with his friends the difference God has made in his life and invite them to experience it for themselves here at PPC!



Phil Refalo

Custodial Maintenance

Phil has been a part of PPC since 2001. He has served in youth and music ministries in the past. Phil joined the PPC staff in 2013. His gifting of installing, repairing, and cleaning are some of the ways he contributes in making PPC a safe and welcoming place. His goal is to share the love of Christ with everyday people he meets, and to build relationships with his community.



Jan Persaud




Veronica Dottin


Veronica joined the PPC team in March of 2017. She welcomed Jesus into her heart as a young girl in Barbados. She is hardworking, warm-hearted and loves taking care of people and of PPC. She has two amazing daughters that she is very proud of. Her favourite scripture is Psalms 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”